Heera Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 3, 1984

Male, age 22


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Heera Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 3, 1984, in Gurdaspur, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 6, 1984

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on July 3, 1984

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Qila Lal Singh

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Missing hair from head or face; Missing fingernails; Burn marks


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Anant Ram, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

Gobind Ram, Punjab Police, Batala

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Batala

Response by officials

None

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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